Lefties, Obama apologists, and Fellow Travelers all squawk loudly in protest when anyone points out instances where this Administration and its elected and appointed officials turn the weight of government persecution against political opponents like a tin-pot dictatorship, and portrays those opposed to them as national enemies.
Far-Left gun-grabber Congressmen labeling law-abiding gun-rights advocates as “extremist fringe groups”. (Not coincidentally very similar to the language that replaced Islamic extremists, so as not to offend our sworn enemies.)
The Attorney General openly declaring his contempt for the 14th Amendment by refusing to investigate voter intimidation by “his people”, the New Black Panther Party.
And now, of course, the Internal Revenue Service being used as a hammer for political opposition by the Obama Administration.
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.
Organizations were singled out because they included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.
In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.
“That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That’s not how we go about selecting cases for further review,” Lerner said at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association.
No, it was criminal. I will not buy that those perpetrating this did not know IRS policy. Not for a second. Of course, the official explanation sounds awfully similar to that of the Benghazi hearings. ”Gee, we made a mistake, we didn’t have any malice in mind. Gosh, we sure are sorry and promise to fix it.” In both instances, it is complete and disingenuous bullshit.
Lerner said the practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias. After her talk, she told The AP that no high level IRS officials knew about the practice. She did not say when they found out.
Uh huh. People in those targeted groups, which extend well past the reach of “low level workers in Cincinnati”, were decried in the beholden and supplicant liberal media as paranoid, complete with vehement denials by IRS officials to Congress.
“Yes, I can give you assurances,” said Shulman. “As you know, we pride ourselves on being a nonpolitical, nonpartisian organization.” He pointed out that only he and the IRS chief counsel are Presidential appointees, and they are appointed for five-year terms in order to overlap administrations.
Doug Shulman is either a liar or an incompetent. Taking into consideration this Administration’s propensity for deceit and the lack of integrity of its officials, I would need to see damned strong evidence that he is not the former. Besides, if the IRS is interested in finding tax cheats, it really doesn’t have to look far.
Remember, this is the government that Obama touts as the solution to all our problems. This is OUR democracy, right? Then why does Administration behave more like Castro’s Cuba or Khruschev’s Soviet Union than the United States of America?
Tyranny is just around the corner? Well, in your Administration, President Obama, it is in full view. You are not to be trusted. Your motives are wicked, and harmful to our Republic and our liberties. Nor are any officials you have appointed to be trusted. They lack integrity and decency, and any sense of responsibility to carry out the duties they are entrusted with in an honest and faithful manner. Those who continue to scream “benefit of the doubt” and “no proof!” when the fix is in, as it is with virtually everything this Administration touches, are willfully blind nincompoops. That they expect others to be, and level criticism when they aren’t, is nothing short of delusional.
“It is freedom itself that still hangs in the balance,
and freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.”
Our esteemed host confirms that the Administration’s story in this mess is all a lie. Shulman knew. So did Lois Lerner. They lied. The Administration lied. Like Benghazi and Fast and Furious and Obamacare and gun control and transparency and unemployment and Solyndra and ACORN and… You get the idea.